Personal Training Diary, Day 1.
I have to be honest with you, I’m a little scared about what I’ve gotten myself into. See, despite running a website dedicated to health & beauty and being a keen yoga goer, my cardio and strength generally resemble that of a sea cucumber.
I found Sarah Devlin on a random trawl through Gumtree, I think I was looking for a cute vintage bike. I clicked through to her website and was greeted by an ultra lovely looking page stating the following:
♥ I want to create long, lean muscles for you, boost your energy levels and make you look and feel fantastic.
♥ I am friendly, personable and motivating and I don’t think a personal trainer has to be shouty or intimidating.
♥ I want you to have fun and be comfortable with me while you are working as hard as you possibly can.
I was won over, so we teed up a time to have my first-ever personal training sesh (eek!).
My strength & cardio capacity resemble that of my good friend here.
We met up at a local lake / park / generally beautiful area, which I surmised would make the pain a little more bearable. There were swans and lots of puppy dogs, so I ended up focusing on them to help get me through!
Sarah listened to my concerns about a high cardio workout, so we mainly worked on strength, with heaps of exercise variations (but still working each area of the body to its limit). I didn’t escape cardio altogether though, damn, but I’m told it’s for the best!
She has a very encouraging training style and is very much focused on making sure you have correct posture / alignment, which is great for a complete novice like me who has little idea of how to hold my body correctly in the exercises.
Another thing I love is the mix of pilates and dance moves in the session, I really feel like Sarah understands women’s bodies and knows how to bring out the best in me, even if I feel like complaining.
Hello new found body part!
Post first workout I make an interesting discovery – I have triceps???! Yes, they’re calling my name for the first time I can probably ever remember and they’re not pleased with me after happily lying dormant for all these years!
The next day I felt surprisingly good, however as the day wore on my muscles grew increasingly weary and the day after that they were rebelling to the point that it was a big effort to move myself around!
No pain no gain right?
Stay tuned for Part Two of my adventures in Perth Personal Training next week! x
Prices start from $70, depending on session frequency and distance to travel, contact Sarah for more info
Have any questions? If you’re currently seeing or thinking about seeing a Personal Trainer I’d love to hear from you!